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Michael Coventry

Birth Date: March 9, 1984
Death Date: January 31, 2019

Michael D. Coventry, 34, of Decatur, IL passed away January 31, 2019.
Michael was born on March 9, 1984 in Decatur to David and Cheryl (Kershner) Coventry. Michael attended St. Patrick Elementary and Macarthur High School, then Art Academy in St. Paul, MN. A kind and generous man, he often gifted his art to friends and family. Michael studied mycology (fungi) and history and enjoyed spending time in nature. Surviving are his love, Jennifer Frey and daughter Stella Frey of Decatur, IL, his sister Meridith (Coventry) Layne of Morrison, IL, and his parents. He will be greatly missed.

A service will be conducted by Father John Burnette at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at St. Patrick Church, Decatur, IL. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church followed by burial.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for Stella’s education.  Arrangements are being handled by Moran and Goebel Funeral Home. Online condolences and memories can be shared at

February 7, 2019
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
St. Patrick Catholic Church
407 E. Eldorado Ave. Decatur, IL 62523
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Funeral Mass
February 7, 2019
11:00 am
St. Patrick Catholic Church
407 E. Eldorado Ave. Decatur, IL 62523
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  1. Nancy Wene

    Written by: Nancy Wene

    Cheryl, I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    Praying for God’s love and comfort during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Cheryl, David, and Jennifer,
    I am so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I just learned the news today. I am sorry to not have been at the service yesterday. I will be thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers.
    Nancy Pease Woosley

  3. A gained friend.

    Written by: Dee

    What, i cant believe this. A fine young man Mike was, me and him shared a lot laughs the brief time we worked together. Good kid…he always told me i was the coolest old guy he ever knew. Hahaha..
    boy o boy. Im shocked with pain…only the good die young. My condolences of
    Blessings, peace and understanding to the family.
    Kid, hope you looked for what we talked about at Hydro-Gear and you sincerely found it.

  4. I’m very sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I had Michael on my baseball teams at Northwest back in the 90’s. He was such a nice boy. Quiet, a little shy, but gave his all. He will forever be on my team. My deepest sympathies.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. My prayers are with you, Dave, Cheryl & Meredith, and all those who loved him.

  6. Heather Clark Torrens

    Written by: Heather Clark Torrens

    Dave, Cheryl, and Meredith, I was saddened to hear of Michael’s passing, and immediately offered prayers for your comfort in his absence. Please know that you are all in my thoughts.

  7. Prayers ascend!

    Written by: Roy and Kathy Luecke

    We are saddened to learn of Michaels passing. Prayers ascend for Gods peace and comfort to surround Dave, Cheryl, Meredith and all who knew and loved Michael.

  8. Dear Cheryl and Dave,
    So very sorry to learn of Michael’s passing. He was a generous and kind hearted young man. Praying for all of you and thinking of you during this difficult time.
    God bless you all,
    Candy and Steve Carroll
    Nashville, TN

  9. I am at a loss for words. I am so so sorry to all who have lost this kind, gentle man from their lives.
    My deepest condolences and prayers

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